Strategic Work Plan

Each spring the GSA student executives work with the GSA Board to produce a Strategic Work Plan (SWP). The SWP is the document that steers and prioritizes the work and initiatives of the GSA. The GSA sees this as a living document, shifting directions as needed as the provincial, federal, and University landscapes change. It is developed annually with reference to the Strategic Work Plans of previous GSA Boards, and provides a planning document for this and future years. The SWP reflects the GSA's vision and mission to advocate for all graduate students to the University of Alberta and the Alberta Government for a safe, supportive, respectful, accessible, and inclusive community that fosters the multi-faceted roles played by graduate students.


This year's elected student executives began their term on 1 May 2023 and began the consultation process with a town hall on 9 May 2023 and a survey circulated via the GSA newsletter beginning on 12 May 2023 and closing on 26 May 2023. They also engaged in consultation with GSA Council at the monthly meeting on 15 May 2023. The feedback collected from this consultation process was instrumental in the development of the SWP,  which was approved by GSA Council on 17 July 2023. 

Updates on the ongoing work related to the SWP are scheduled to be brought to GSA Council in October 2023, January 2024, and April 2024. They can also be found below.

2023-2024 SWP (PDF)